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Leyton tops Banner County in MAC opener


Ryan Hermens

Leyton's Abbe Draper, left, struggles with Banner County's Paige Cross for a loose ball. The Lady Warriors' victory sends them to the MAC Tournament semifinals on Thursday.

DALTON – The Leyton High girls basketball team overcame a slow start in the first period of Tuesday's matchup with Banner County to handily win the game, 47-23.

The Lady Warriors (7-4) played in front of a home crowd, which had packed the Leyton section of the gym.

Head coach Nick Newkirk said his team ran the offense well, pushing the ball up the court and being patient.

"That was our focus [Monday] in practice," he said. "And we did that."

The victory sends the Lady Warriors to the Minuteman Activities Conference Tournament semifinals on Thursday at Sidney Middle School. Tipoff in the L...

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